May 17, 2013
I’ve seen so many beautiful and really cool promotional destination clips. Why did Holland make such an uncool clip?
NBTC (Nederlands Bureau voor Toerisme & Congressen) receives government funding from the Ministry of Economic Affairs and cooperates intensively with relevant parties within and outside the hospitality sector.
That means that we, Dutch tax payers have funded this movie. It doesn’t look cheap, but I guess my biggest issue is that the guy talks too much… when I think of it, yes, that could be very Dutch (If you think away his unDutch accent).
Does anyone disagree? Who finds this clip cool?
Here’s what I find cool; Slovenia, Diversity to discover.
May 16, 2013
Uxía Martinez Botana performing Parable XVII, Persichetti, recital
May 12, 2013
I hope this one doesn’t get stolen too…
April 25, 2013
Which artist/ hobbiest/ follower/ reader/ friend/ designer CAN and would like to (digitally?) draw/ design me an octopus/ pulpo/ inktvis/ hobotbnica LOGO?
I’d like all 8 tentacles to be visible because I have 8 specialisations I’d like to refer to. Also I’d like the octopus to be a bit more friendly than some of the examples below.
I can’t pay you, BUT I know how to play around with SEM & SEO, I’ll (online) advertise your skills/ your site/ your company for life!
By the way;
There are 289 species of octopuses, ranging from the giant octopus in the Northern Pacific (Octopus dofleini), which has on average 3 m (10 ft) in length and weighs 15 kg (33.3 pounds) (but the record was of 10 m (30 ft) in length and 272 kg (604 pounds)) to the male argonaut octopuses that are 2 cm (0.8 inch) long.
Octopuses live only 1-3 years in the case of females and up to 5 years in the case of males. They mate (at least females) just once for several times when they reach sexual maturity.
The penis of the octopus is called hectocotylus and it is formed of the third tentacle on the right of the male, which is modified in various ways to effect the fertilization of the female’s eggs. It stores spermatophores (packages of sperm cells). After one mating, when the male loses its hectocotylus, it won’t be able to copulate again till the next season, when a new hectocotylus grows.
In common type octopuses, males die within few months after mating, without regenerating another hectocotylus. The shape and size of the hectocotylus varies greatly among octopus species, being used for species identification.
Sorry for the unpermitted use of images I found through Google. I don’t own any of the images above.
April 22, 2013
Improvised, unplanned and spontaneous.
April 19, 2013
It’s been a long winter here in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Everyone seems fed up with it, it’s time for Rokjesdag!
Spring. Museumplein IAmsterdam by DLCS management